the best restaurant in the world

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  1. shecky Guest

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    i thought this was kind of cool; a list of the 10 best restaurants in the world. what i find interesting and somewhat inspirational is that the best place, El Bulli in Spain is only open 6 months a year and takes all reservations for those 6 months on one single day in january. the other 6 months the chef spends developing recipes. its nice to see someone who cares so much about what they do that they are happy to loose 6 months of income to do it better than anyone else.
     
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    That is quite inspiring. Im sure its impossible to get a reservation though :D
     
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    everyyyyyyyyyyywhereeee
     
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    The 4th Best is in Yountville! That's like an hour from here, I should go sometime. :D
     
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    Top Ten Restaurants not Worst Ten Takeaways.
     
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    they served millions. millions of people can't be wrong!
    but in all seriousness, ive never heard of any of these restaurants, and i consider myself a foodie.

    morimoto - best sushi ever.
    peter lugers - best steaks ever.
    peking gourmet duck house (va) - best peking duck.
    jean georges - best pastry ever.
    la bernadin - best seafood ever?

    of course my list is all east coast US. any agreement?
     
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    I think I remember reading about that chef a couple years back in the New York Times Magazine. The best way to describe what I remember about him is that he's "the food foam guy"....here's a photoblog with some pictures of his platings.
     
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    There's a tiny little Lebanese place in Paris.
    That is my favourite place!!
     
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    I live near 'The Fat Duck', it's widely regarded as the best restaurant in the world and often tops lists (although it comes second in the list that you posted) in respected journals. Heston is a great chef and seems a top guy.
     
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    I think the best thing about El Bulli is that it started out as a crazy golf course, which later added a bar then a restaurant :D
     
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    I don't think it matters, really. If it's that good, and if he's always in the top 2 on every list, then you can probably say you've been to the best restaurant in the world and not be fibbing. With such high calibre food, I'm sure the difference between The Fat Duck and El Bulli is like splitting hairs. Same goes for the entire top 5 or top 10 restaurants.
     
  15. shecky thread starter Guest

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    french laundry i believe is booked for 4 months in advance - be sure to plan ahead :)
     
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    the best rautaurants would be the most expensive ones, no?

    so i don't think i could get in one.
     
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    Well, for a lot of people, places like the fat duck would be repulsive. All down to taste really.

    Fat duck is renowned more than any other, just happens to be a short trip down the road from me. I wouldn't eat there regularly (both through choice and availability)
     
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    I love steak and the best place I have ever had a steak was The Metropolitan Grill in Seattle. Perfect everytime.
     
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    Tetsuya's. Oh my god it's wonderful.

    Drrroooolllll..........
     
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    my mom makes the best lasagna, what about yours?
     
  23. shecky thread starter Guest

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    i had dinner tonight at Sibling Rivalry in boston's south end. not the best restaurant in the world, but pretty dang good.
     
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    Why isn't In 'N Out on there? Prolly because its not very wide spread...
     
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    If you can't get a table at the French Laundry, you should give Gary Danko's a try. I think it's one of the best values for great food I've had. $81 for five courses, and the wine wasn't outrageously marked up either.

    Top notch.

    It's pretty cool that both of the restaurants in the US to make the list are Thomas Keller establishments. The guy is a genius.
     

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